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Toyota helps you stay ahead of potential problems

How do I know if my Toyota vehicle needs service? 

Keeping up with regular service needs is really the best way to stay on top of potential issues that can pop up in automobiles. However, sometimes we get surprised by things and the symptoms of the problems might not be clear. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I know if my Toyota vehicle needs service,’ the product experts and service technicians at Lexington Toyota are here to help. The Toyota App contains a vehicle health report function that can let you know that a particular system or component might need some attention. Additionally, the automaker is introducing a way for a driver to chart their habits, which can lead to potential discounts for car insurance. If you have any questions about the Toyota technology available in your vehicle, make an appointment with one of our product experts today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner on a very muddy trail.

A battle for the ages: 2021 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler

Is the 2021 Toyota 4Runner a better off-road vehicle than the Wrangler? 

Very few automakers are in the business of producing out-of-the-box off-road vehicles. Toyota is one, with the continual development of the 4Runner. The other, obviously, is Jeep with its Wrangler platform. So, is the 2021 Toyota 4Runner a better off-road vehicle than the Wrangler? Talk about a question for the ages. With all due respect to the Wrangler, it’s an excellent platform. However, the 2021 4Runner is able to largely match its Wrangler competitor in overall performance output, but also offer advantages in maximum seating capacity, maximum cargo volume and towing capacity. Let’s take a look at a few things you might want to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A teaser photo of the 2022 Toyota Tundra.

An all-new Tundra could be coming sooner rather than later

When will the Toyota Tundra get redesigned? 

The Toyota Tundra is a very strong competitor in the full-size pickup truck segment of the automotive industry. The current version of the Tundra that is available at the Lexington Toyota is one of the few in the entire class that is only available with a V-8 engine and has done away with the single cab configuration. As much as everyone at the dealership loves the truck, it is getting long in the tooth. Not a week goes by when one of our product experts isn’t asked, ‘When will the Toyota Tundra get redesigned?’ If a couple of articles from Car and Driver and Road & Track magazines are correct, and we have every reason to believe they are, people looking for a next-generation Tundra won’t have to wait very long.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Need some help planning a short summer trip? Lexington Toyota comes to the rescue

Historical Landmarks near Lexington, MA 

Early American history is deeply woven into the fabric of our community. In terms of historical significance, there aren’t many states that can match what we take for granted in Massachusetts. If you’re looking to take a day trip or two this summer, our team compiled this map of historical landmarks near Lexington, MA that you might have forgotten about. We are so fortunate to live in one of the areas that gave birth to the United States. However, that close proximity might have caused us to overlook these things when we’re searching for things to visit on a given weekend. Make sure you get your vehicle checked out by the pros at Lexington Toyota before you take any lengthy trip.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota+Alexa app offers a new level of connectivity possibilities

2021 Toyota+Alexa App Setup Guide 

Not many automakers have been as committed to offering their customers access to as much advanced technology as Toyota. Some of the standard technology features found with most 2020, 2021, and presumably 2022 Toyota vehicles will include smartphone-compatible infotainment systems with broad access to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications, a high-speed Wi-Fi hotspot, and, of course, compatibility with Amazon Alexa. Our team has come to love using this feature in their personal vehicles and thought it would be helpful to provide a 2021 Toyota+Alexa setup guide for Apple iOS and Android users. Let’s see what they came up with.  Read the rest of this entry >>

The touchscreen available in a Toyota vehicle.

Smartphone-integration won’t cost you extra in Toyota vehicles

Does Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ cost extra in Toyota cars? 

Over the last couple of model years, almost the entire new Toyota vehicle lineup has gone through a technological revolution. Most 2020, 2021 and coming 2022 Toyota models will be outfitted with the latest connectivity technology, including smartphone integration and a high-speed Wi-Fi hotspot. Even though these features have been around for a while, the team of product experts still gets a lot of questions from customers asking, ‘Does Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ cost extra in Toyota cars?’ Unlike many rival automakers, Toyota includes access to these applications across the entire lineup of most available vehicles. Other companies will make buyers choose higher trim grades or purchase premium technology packages to make this technology available. Let’s take a look at a few things.  Read the rest of this entry >>